verb (used with object), mot·tled, mot·tling.
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Origin of mottle
OTHER WORDS FROM mottlemot·tle·ment, nounmottler, noun
Words nearby mottle
Example sentences from the Web for mottle
Blue mottle, or Belton greys, which stand work and are better than; 2.All About Dogs|Charles Henry Lane
The effect of this winding, is to give a beautiful mottle to the barrel; which will be found depicted in plate No. 3.Gunnery in 1858|William Greener
He had a coat of velvet that through age had become marked with an opalescent mottle.Venice|Dorothy Menpes
In some old strains the "blue mottle" of the Southern Hound is still preserved.Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
Ginsburg put up his gloved hand and wiped clean a face that with passion had turned a mottle of red-and-white blotches.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb